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MINUTES 

OF THE 

Bear Creek Primitive Baptist 
Association 

Spring and Fall Sessions 

1918 




ELDER J. F. MILLS, Moderator, Marshville, N. C. 
J. W. JONES, Clerk and Treas., Peachland, N. C. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Bear Creek Primitive Baptist 
Association 

Spring and Fall Sessions 

1918 




ELDER J. F. MILLS, Moderator, Marshville, N. C. 
J. W. JONES, Clerk and Treas., Peachland, N. C. 

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Thirty-fourth Spring Session held with the church at 
Bear Creek, Stanly County North Carolina, commencing 
on Saturday before first Sunday in May 1918. 

Also of the Eighty-seventh Annual Fall Session held 
with the church at Mountain Creek Stanly County North 
Carolina, commencing on Saturday before first Sunday 
in October, 1918. 



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BEAR CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

SPRING SESSION. 

Bear Creeks Stanly County, N. C. 

May 4, 1918. 
Assembled at the stand in the grove at 1 1 o'clock A. M. 
Praise and prayer service conducted by Elder W. C. 
Jones of Burlington N. C. Introductory sermon preach- 
ed by Elder J. E. Adams of Angier N. C. Text, 8th 
verse of 3rd chapter of Ephesians. 
^•Intet^mission one hour. ' 
At 1 :30 P. M. the ministers and messengers convened 
in the church house. • Praise and prayer by Elder M. B. 
Martin, .of Union Ridge, N. C. Then Elder J. F. Mills 

AvvjiX)^^^^'^ ^^^^"^^^ his s at. 

1. Called for the letters from the several churches. 
These w^re handed in as called and read by Elder A. G. 
Morton. Received a petitionary letter from Flat Lake, 
a recently constituted church of our faith and ortlcr, lo- 
cated about three miles from Mt. Gilead in Montgomery 
county, N. C. for membership in this body. Thi^ was 
granted and their ri^essenger seated in the council. 

2. Re-elec^e4 Elder J. F. Mills moderator and J. W. 
Jones Clerk. % 

3. Invited i^in^fessengers from sister associations to 
seats. None present but received and distributed min- 
utes from Mountaiji District, Salem and Senter Associa- 
tions. 

4. Invited visiting ministers and laymen of sister as- 
sociations to seats. The following were present, seated 
and welcomed: From Mountain District, Elder M. B. 
Martin and Licenciate, S. G. Caudill. From Little River, 
Elder J. E. . Adams. From Oklama, Elder B. F. Caudill. 
From Country Line, Elder W. C. Jones. From Mill 
Branch, Brother Tommie Brown. From Silver Creek, 
Brother T. H. Bentley. From Abbots Creek, Brother 
A. N. Surratt. 

5. Appointed on committee of arrangements, Broth- 
ers S. Edwards, P. A. Howard, T. F. Hill with modera- 
tor and clerk. 

6. Appointed the following ministers to preach at 



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the stand Sunday, to wit : Elder J. E. Adams, W. C. 
Jones, M. B. Martin and B. F. Caudill. Services to com- 
mence at 10 A. M. 

7. Adjourned to 9:30 A. M. Monday. Benediction 
by the moderator. 

Preaching at the stand Saturday afternoon by Elders 
M. B. Martin and B. F. Caudill. 

SUNDAY SERVICES, MAY 5. 

Opened with praise and prayer conducted by Elder M. 
B. Martin. Then elder W. C. Jones preached from 7th 
verse of 2nd chapter of Peter. Then followed by Elder 
J. E. Adams, who preached from 18th verse of first chap- 
ter of 1st Corinthians. 

Intermission one hour. 

Services resumed again at the stand at 1 :15 P. M. by 
Elder M. B. Martin, who preached from 57th verse of 
15th chapter of First Corinthians and followed by Elder 
B. F. Caudill, who preached from 8th verse of f^.rst chap- 
ter of Isaiah. 

These services were of a high order, m.ost soul cheer- 
ing and comforting and we believe the Gospel of Chr'st 
was preached in power and demonstration of the Spirit. 
We praise God for such blessings. 

MONDAY MORNING, MAY 6. 

Re-convened in the house at 9:30 A. M. pursuant to 
previous adjournment. Praise and prayer by Elder W. 
R. Craft. 

8. Called on arrangement committee to report. Re- 
port read, adopted and committee discharged. 

9. Called names of messengers and noted absentees. 

10. Read and adopted a resolution offered by the 
clerk in memory of the late Elder J. E. WiUiams and or- 
dered same published in these minutes on a page dedicat- 
ed for such purpose. 

11. Called on corresponding messengers to sister as- 
sociations to report. Brother Peter Howard reported 
that he in company with Elder B. L. Treece visited the 
Mill Branch Association and found peace and was cor- 
dially received. Elder Henry Taylor reported that he 



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and Elder J. F. Mills attended the last session of Salem 
Association and found as above. 

12. Called on corresponding messengers or visitors 
from sister associations to report. Elder M. B. Martin 
reported peace in the Mountain District. Elder W. C. 
Jones reported peace in the Country Line Association 
and invited us to visit them. 

13. Called on Presbyteries to report. Elder W. R. 
Helms reported that himself and Deacons McClure and 
Tucker formed a Presbytery at Concord on Saturday be- 
fore first Sunday in March 1918 and ordained brother J. 
F. Burrus a Deacon of that church. Elder T. M. Stand- 
ly reported that himself and Elder B. L. Treece and 
some Deacons formed a Presbytery at a place in Mont- 
gomery County, N, C, near Mt. Gilead, called "Flat 
Lake" and there constituted a church of the Primitive 
Baptist Faith and Order. This was on Saturday before 
the second Sunday in March 1918. 

14. That we thank God and extend appreciation to 
brethren, sisters and friends of this church and commu- 
nity for hospitality during this meeting. 

15. Adjourned in order to time and place mentioned 
in last minutes. Benediction by the moderator. 

Preaching at the stand Monday by Elder W. R. Craft 
and Brother S. G. Caudill. 

ELDER f. F. MILLS, Moderator. 
J. W. JONES, Clerk. 



THIS PAGE IN THESE MINUTES IS DEDICAT- 



ED TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE 
ELDER J. ELLIS WILLIAMS. 
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The Bear Creek Association, in session with the church 
at Bear Creek, Stanly County, N. C, where the late El- 
der J. E. Williams held his membership, wish to speak 
of and honor the memory of this dear brother, who ^or 
twenty-six years had been a most humble and valued min- 
ister and pastor of churches in this association. Elder 
Williams was well known and much respected and loved 
by the Primitive Baptists, and in life was regular to at- 
tend the sessions of this association and ready at all times 
to pursue peace and promote brotherly love and fellow- 
ship. He fought a good fight and has gone to his rest, 
where there is no pain, sickness nor death. May God 
continue to bless the churches with such ministers of His 
word. Amen. 

J. W. JONES. 



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MESSENGERS— SPRING SESSION, 1918 

Albemarle — E. L. Howard, Willie Solomon, G. A. Hope. 
Bear Creek — J. A. Barbee, Larkin Vanhoy, Aaron Furr. 
Bethany — By letter. 

Brooms Grove— W. E. Williams, E. S. Huneycutt, T. M. Broom. 
Concord— Elder W. R. Helms, J. F. Burrus, M. A. Helms*. 
Clarks Grove— R. M. Hatley, E. Barbee, S. B. Tucker. 
Crooked Creek— W. D. Benton, H. E. Rowell, L. L. Little*. 
Freedom — A. J. Deese. 
Flat Lake— C. R. McLendon, D. P. Dunn. 
High Hill— J. J. Hill, G. W. Helms*, D. S. Jones. 
High Ridge — S. Edwards, Lonnie Thomas, Elder W. C. Edwards*. 
Howards Chapel — P. A. Howard, J. A. Hinson, M. F. Coble. 
Jerusalem— W. A. Helms, T. F. Mills, E. W. Helms. 
Jones Hill— H. F. Curlee, J. A. Little*, A A. Morton. 
Liberty— Elder Henry Taylor, S. D. Outen*, J. B. Whitley*. 
Liberty Hill— Justin Whitley, C. W. Safley, R. T. Burrus. 
Lawyers Spring — J. W. Jones, F. P. Saunders, F. A. Preslar. 
Meadow Creek— E. B. Huneycutt*, D. B. Hathcock, J. W. Tucker. 
Mountain Creek— A. Vanhoy, J. E. Russell, J. C. Miller. 
New Zion— W. A. Helms*, Elder T. M. Standley, William Coley. 
Pleasant Hill — Sam Rimmer*, J. H. TiOe*, H Compton^ 
Pleasant Grove— L. L. Griffin*, T. A. lle]mi'= H. B. Godwin. 
Philadelphia — F. N. Gardner*, Foster Bean:. Julius Beam*. 
Running Creek— W. H. Hatley, G. M. Tucker, J. H. McCluro. 
Union Grove— A. E. Little, T. F. Hill, F. L. Baucom. 
Watson— E. C. Williams*, W. A. Hargett, Joel Mullis. 
Absentees marked thus (*). 

BEAR CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

FALL SESSION. 
Mountain Creek, Stanly County, N. C, 

October, 5, 1918. 
Assembled at the stand at 1 1 o'clock, A. M. Introduc- 
tory sermon preached by Elder A. G. Morton. Text, 6th 
verse of 11th chapter of Romans. Intermission one 
hour, then convened in the house. Praise and prayer by 
Elder W. R. Gallemore. Then Elder J. F. Mills report- 
ed that the clerk, J. W. Jones, was absent on account of 
being sick and Brother D. M. Hathcock kindly agreed to 



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serve as clerk protem for this session. 

1. Called for the letters from the churches. These 
were handed in and read by Elder A. G. Morton. 

2. Re-elected Elder J. F. Mills Moderator. 

3. Then invited visiting messengers from sister asso- 
ciations to seats. 

4. Invited visiting brethren from sister associations 
to seats. 

5. Received minutes from Mill Branch, Senter and 
Silver Creek Associations. 

6. Appointed on arrangement committee, Brethren 
J. J. Hill, P. A. Howard and Elder W. R. Helms with 
moderator and temporary clerk. 

7. Committee on finance. Brethren J. E. Russell and 
P. A. Howard. 

8. That Elders W. R. Helms, T. M. Standley, W. R. 
Gallemore, S. J. Reich and Sam McMillon preach at the 
stand Sunday, service to commence at 10 A. M. 

9. Adjourned to 9 A. M. Monday. 

SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 6. 

Elder Robt. Helms preached first. Text 2nd verse of 
5th chapter of Second Peter. Followed by Elder T. M. 
Standley. Text 19th verse of 1st chapter of Matthew. 

Intermission one hour. 

Then preaching by Elder W. R. Gallemore. Text 
34th verse of 12th chapter of St. John. Followed by El- 
der S. J. Reich. Text 24th verse of 11th chapter of He- 
brews. And closed by Elder Sam McMillon, 57th verse 
of 28th chapter of Genesis. 

MONDAY MORNING OCT. 7. 

Reconvened in the house at 9 A. M. pursuant to ad- 
journment. Praise and praper by Elder S. J. Reich. 
Then proceeded, Elder Mills presiding. 

10. Called on arrangement committee to report. Re- 
port read and adopted. 

1 1. Called names of messengers and noted absentees. 

12. Called on correspondents to sister associations to 
report. Elder Mills attended Abbotts Creek and had a 
good meeting. 



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13. Called on corresponding messengers from sister 
associations to report. Elder Sam McMillon and Elder 
W. R. Gallemore and Brothers A. L. Owen, Willie Gal- 
lemore, Milton Hill and Eber Wright were present from 
.'\bhoUs Creek. Elder S. J. Reich and Brorhcrs Tom 
Greer and Alexander Sincler were present from Salem 
and Brother H. W. Johnson of Country Line and Breth- 
ren T. H. Bentley, J. R. Moore and W. A. Bentley, of 
Sih er Creek. These brethren were all made welcome, 

14. Appointed correspondence with sister associa- 
tions as follows: To Abbotts Creek, Elders W^. R. 
Elelms,, li. M. Williams and Brethren, P. A. Eloward, J. 
E. Russell, Aaron Furr and minutes. To Mill Branch, 
Elders J. F. Mills, W. R. Helms, EL M. Williams and 
minutes. To Salem, Elders W. R. Helms, EL M. Wil- 
liams and mJnutes. To Silver Creek, Elder Henry Tay- 
lor and Brethren G. A. Hope, J. J. Hill, J. W. Jones and 
file of minutes. To Senter and Mountain District we 
send minutes. 

15. This applies to reports from Presbyteries and I 
am requesting those brethren who reported to be pre- 
oared to give m.ore definite information when we meet in 
May at Flat Lake. 

16. I reasurer reports no funds on hand from last. 

17. Finance committee reported, sent up this year by 
the churches $56.00 

18. That the next Spring session convene with the 
new church at Flat Lake, near Mt. Gilead in Montgom- 
ery county, N. C, commencing on Saturday before first 
Sunday in May, 1919. Elder W. C. Edwards to preach 
the introductory sermon. Elder J. F. Mills alternate, and 
that the annual Fall session convene with the church at 
Clarks Grove, Stanly county, N. C, commencing on Sat- 
urday before first Sunday in October, 1919. Elder Robt. 
Llelms to preach the introductory sermon, Elder T. M. 
Standley, alternate. 

19. That J. W. Jones, compile and have printed 
1000 copies of these minutes, and distribute and mail out 
as usual and that we give him 8 dollars for service. 

20. That we return thanks to God, this church and 
friends of community for hospitality during the meeting. 



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21. Above minutes read before the association and 
approved with the request that J. W. Jones compile the 
same in proper order and also that he publish notices of 
our next meetings in the Primitive Baptist and the Land- 
mark. 

22. Adjourned to times and places above mentioned. 
Preaching Monday at the stand by Elders B. L. 

Treece, S. J. Reich and Sam McMillon. 
ELDER T. F. MILLS, Moderator. 
D. M. HATHCOCK and J. W. JONES, Clerks. 

SPECIAL NOTICE— On behalf of the association, 
I am this day sending our faithful moderator, Elder J. F. 
Mills, the sum of five dollars. This Oct. 12, 1918. 

J. W. JONES, Clerk and Treasurer. 

MESSENGERS TO FALL SESSION, 1918 

Albemarle — Willie Solomon, S. A. Hope, E. L. Howard. 
Bear Creek — A. J. Furr, J. A. Barbee, Aaron Furr. 
Bethany — By letter. 

Brooms Grove— Elder H. M. Williams, E. S. Huneycutt, T M. Broom 
Concord— Elder W. R. Helms, J. J. Williams. 
Clarks Grove— S. B. Tucker, R. M.Hatley, J. L. Helms. 
Crooked Creek— W. D. Benton, H. M. Green, H. E. Rowell. 
Flat Lake— D. P. Dunn, C. R. McLendon. 
Freedom — A. J. Deese, J. W. Deese, E. Barbee. 
High Hill— W. M. Clontz, C. T. Mills, D. S. Jones. 
High Ridge — J. P. Rushing*, Lonnie Thomas='=, Levcnder Edwards ' . 
Howards Chapel — R. B. Burrus, P, A. Howard, M. T. Coble. 
Jerusalem — W^illie Curlee, T. F. Mills, Sandy Brev,'er. 
Jones Hill — J. A. Little, Henry Howard, A. A. Morton. 
L beity- Elder H. Taylor, J. B. Whitley. 
Liberty Hill — John Criscoe, Justin Whitley, C. W. Safiey. 
Lawyers Spring— J. W. Jones*, R. F. Tyson, E. C. Jones, F. A. 
Presler. 

Meadow Creek — D. M, Hathcock, E. B. Huneycutt, J. W. Tucker*. 
Mountain Creek — J. C. Miller, J. E. Russell, W. R. Morton. 
New Zion— J. P. Whitley*, W. A. Helms*, A. M. Coley*. 
Pleasant Grove— Elder J. F. Mills, H. B. Godwin, J. S. Thomas. 
Pleasant Hill— H. P. Cashion, J. M. Taylor. 
Philadelphia— F. N. Gardner*, Julius Beam*, Foster Beam*. 
Running Creek— J. H. McClure, E. M. Hatley, W. M. Almond. 



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Union Grove— T. F. Hill, F. W. Helms, F. L. Baucom. 
Watson— S. L. Mullis, E. C. Williams, W. A. Hargett. 
Absentees marked thus (*). 



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STATISTICAL TABLE FOR 1918. 



















^3 X 


















oJ ^ 
5 «3 3 


CHURCHES 


xperience 
id Baptis 


eceived 
y Letter 


estored. 


ismissed 
y Letter. 


xcluded ' 


)eceased 


[embershi 


ontributic 
)r minute 
ssociatior 












W 


w 






Albemarle __ __ 


1 












18 


$1.50 


Bear Creek 


1 




1 


1 


2 


1 


25 


1.50 


Bethany 




1 










3 


1.50 


Brooms Grove _ 














9 


.75 


Concord __ - 














22 


1.50 


Clarks Grove 




1 








2 


13 


1.60 


Crooked Creek _ 


1 












26 


2.50 


Flat Lake 














9 


1.00 


Freedom 


1 


1 




1 






5 


1.00 


High Hill 




1 




1 




I 


34 


5.00 


High Ridge _ _ 


3 












25 


1.50 


Howards Chapel 


4 






10 


2 


1 


26 


1.50 


Jerusalem __ __ 


4 










1 


26 


4.35 


Jones Hill 


3 






1 






25 


3.40 


Liberty 








1 






21 


1-50 


Liberty Hill 




2 








2 


24 


4.30 


Lawyers Spring _ 




1 




1 




2 


38 


6.00 


Meadow Creek _ 


2 








2 




21 


1.25 


Mountain Creek 












i; 


19 


2.00 


New Zion __ 














22 


1.50 


Pleasant Grove _ 


3 


1 




1 


1 




27 


1.65 


Pleasant Hill __ 










2 




21 


2.00 


Philadelphia 














11 


1.35 


Running Creek _ 


1 












20 


1.50 


Union Grove __ 


4 


1 




1 




1 


31 


3.00 


Watson _____ 














16 


1.75 


TOTALS 


28 


9 


1 


18 


9 


12 


537 


5 6'. 00 



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CHURCHES, CLERKS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES, 191S. 

Communion 
Sunday 

Albemarle — D. B. Howard, Route 4, Albemarle, N. C. 3rd June 
Bear Creek — Aaron Furr, Route 6, Albemarle, N. C. 3rd August 
Bethany — Miss Jane P. Jones, R. A., Wadesboro, N. C, 3rd August 

Brooms Grove — J. P. Huneycutt, Monroe, N. C. 4th September 

Concord — J. F. Burrus, Concord, N. C. __ __ __ 1st Septemoer 

Clarks Grove— J. L. Helms, Stanfield, N. C 2nd July 

Crooked Creek— H. E. Rowell, R 1, Indian Trail, N. C. __ 3rd July 

Freedom — A. J. Deese, R. 6, Albemarle, N. C. 2nd October 

High Hill— D. S. Jones, R. 2, Monroe, N. C. Isit September 

High Ridge— J. B. Medlin, R. 1, Marshville, N. C. 3rd July 

Howard's Chapel — J. A. Hinson, Aquadale, N. C. __ 1st September 

Jerusalem— T. F. Mills, R. 2, Marshville, N. C. 2nd August 

Jones Hill — J. S. Little, Oakboro, N. C. 3rd September 

Liberty— J. B. Whitley, R. 1, Monroe, N. C. 4th July 

Liberty Hill— C. W. Safley, R. 2, Oakboro, N. C. 4th July 

Lawyer's Spring — H. M. Baucom, Peachland, N. C. 1st August 

Meadow Creek — D. M. Hathcock, Locust, N. C. 3rd August 

Mountain Creek — J. E. Russell, R2, Albemarle, N. C. 4th Septem.ber 

New Zion— J. P. Whitley, R. 7, Concord, N. C. 2nd September 

Pleasant Hill— H. P. Cashion, R. 2, Barber, N. C. 4th June 

Pleasant Grove — T. A. Helms, Marshville, N. C. 2nd July 

Philadelphia — Foster Beam, Ellenboro, N. C. 4th August 

Running Creek — G. M. Tucker, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. __ 2nd August 
Union Grove — I. N. Medlin, R. 2, Monroe, N. C. __ 2nd September 

Watson— S. L. Mullis, R. 2, Unionville, N. C. 4th May 

Flat Lake— Charlie McLendon, Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

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NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Elder J. F. Mills, Route 1, Marshville, N. C. 

Elder W. R. Helms, Mooresville, N. C. , 

Elder H. M. Williams, Indian Trail, N. C. 

Elder W. C. Edwards, Wingate, N. C. 

Elder Henry Taylor, Monroe, N. C. 

Elder B. L. Treece, Albemarle, N. C. 

Elder T. M. Standley, Concord, N. C. 

Elder A. G. Morton, Oakboro, N. C. . 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1918 

Sent up by the churches this year __ __ __ __ __$56.00 

Expense, printing and maihng minutes $35.00 

Allowance to Clerk 8.00 

Donated to Elder J. F. Mills 5.00 



$48.00 $48.00 

Left in treasury $8.00 



RULES OF DECORUM. 

1st. A Moderator, or Chief Speaker, and Clerk may 
be chosen by the suffrages of the members present. 

2nd. The Chief Speaker, or Moderator, shall take 
his seat at the hour to which the Association shall be ad- 
journed, and after prayer shall proceed to business. It 
shall be his duty to keep order, and shall be entitled to the 
same privilege of speech as that of another member; pro- 
vided, he appoint one of the members to fill the chair dur- 
ing the exercise of such privilege, and in no case shall 
give a vote unless the Association be equally divided. 

3rd. Only one member shall be allowed to speak at a 
time, who shall rise from his seat and address the Chief 
Speaker by the appellation of brother, and while speak- 
ing shall coniine himself strictly to the subject in question, 
and shall not be interrupted unless he digress from the 
subject, and shall in no wise reflect on any other speaker, 
so as to make remarks on his slips and failings and imper- 
fections, but shall fairly give his ow^n views of the case 
without sophristry or criticism. 

4th. No person shall speak more than three times on 
one subject without leave of the Association. 

5th. No person shall absent himself from the Asso- 
ciation without leave. 

6th. No member of the Association shall address any 
other member by any other term or name than that of 
brother. 

7th. The Chief Speaker, or Moderator, shall not in- 
terrupt one member to prohibit him from speaking until 
his speech is finished, except he break the Rules of Decor- 



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8th. The names of all the members of this Associa- 
tion shall be enrolled by the clerk, and be called over as 
often as the Association may require. 

9th. Any member who shall willingly and knowingly 
break or violate any of the foregoing rules of this Asso- 
ciation, shall be reproved by the Association in any way 
they may think proper. 

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ARTICLES OF FAITH. 

Article 1. We believe in one only living and true 
God, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost. 

Art. 2. We believe in the man Jesus being the first of 
all God's creation and the pattern of all God's perfection 
in nature, providence, grace and glory, and in relaiivj 
union with the divine word, and thus united with tlie 
whole Trinity. 

Art. 3. We believe that the Scriptures of the OKI 
and New testaments contain the only written revealed 
word of God, and are the only perfect rule of faith and 
practice for God's church in her militant state while htrj 
on earth. 

Art. 4. We believe in the doctrine of Election, that 
God chose his church in Christ Jesus before the world be- 
gan. 

Art, 5. We believe in all mankind's apostacy by trans- 
gression in Adam, their federal head. 

Art. 6. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 7. We believe in the impotency of man to recov- 
er himself from his fallen state by his own free will and 
ability. 

Art. 8. We believe that sinners are justified freely by 
grace and before God by faith in Christ and his right- 
eousness only. 

Art. 9. We believe that God's elect or church shall be 
called, converted, regenerated and sanctified by the Holy 
Spirit in due time. 

Art. 10. We believe that the saints shall persevere 
in grace and never really fall away. 



Art. 11. We believe that baptism and the Lord's 
Supper are ordinances of Christ's appointment and that 
believers alone are the subjects of baptism and the only 
proper communicants of the supper; that the mode of 
baptism is immersion, and that neither of the ordinances 
is to be altered or changed by the inventions or opinions 
of men. 

Art. 12. We believe that no man as a minister has 
any right to the administration of any of the ordinances 
of the gospel except such as are sound in the faith of the 
gospel, regularly baptised, called of God and have come 
under the imposition of hands by a regular Presbytery. 

Art. 13. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, 
both the just and the unjust, and a general judgment. 

Art. 14. We believe that the punishment of the wick- 
ed will be everlasting and the joys of the righteous eter- 
nal. 




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